Electric

N.Y. Gov. Cuomo Announces $3 Million for Municipal EV Fleets

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 24, 2017

New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has announced $3 million in new funding to help eligible municipalities and rural electricity cooperatives purchase electric vehicles (EVs) for use in their municipal use fleets. The initiative is part of the New York Power [Read More]

Chicago’s Drive Clean Program Accepting Applications for Fast Charging

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 23, 2017

With sales of electric vehicles (EVs) on the upswing in 2016, the Chicago Department of Transportation (CDOT) has announced that it is hosting two webinars later this month for people who are interested in opening DC fast-charging stations in the [Read More]

UPS Deploys Delivery Drone from Workhorse Battery-Electric Fleet Vehicle

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

In collaboration with Workhorse Group, an Ohio-based battery-electric truck and drone developer, UPS has successfully tested a drone that launches from the top of an electric UPS fleet vehicle, autonomously delivers a package to a home and then returns to [Read More]

BorgWarner Provides HY-VO Chains for Volt, Malibu Electric Hybrids

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 22, 2017

BorgWarner, a clean and efficient technology solutions provider for combustion, hybrid and electric vehicles, says it is supplying its HY-VO chains for the Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrid and Malibu hybrid. BorgWarner’s HY-VO chains transmit torque from the two-motor electric drive [Read More]

San Diego Doubles Number of EV Charging Stations with $500K Grant

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 17, 2017

San Diego Mayor Kevin L. Faulconer joined together with City Councilmember Lorie Zapf and environmental leaders on Wednesday to announce that San Diego has more than doubled the size of its electric vehicle (EV) charging station program in an effort to [Read More]

GM Brand to Expand L.A. Car-Sharing Fleet with Chevy Bolt EV

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 17, 2017

Maven, General Motors’ personal mobility brand, says it is working with the City of Los Angeles to evolve mobility and provide easier, more sustainable options by introducing the Chevrolet Bolt electric vehicle (EV) to the Los Angeles car-sharing and ridesharing services [Read More]

California Energy Policy Report Promotes Clean Transportation

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 16, 2017

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved a major report assessing energy trends and issues facing the state’s electricity, natural gas and transportation fuel sectors. The 2016 Integrated Energy Policy Report (IEPR) Update highlights the state’s recent slate of legislative [Read More]

Vattenfall Pledges to Switch Entire Car Fleet to EVs in Five Years

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 15, 2017

Vattenfall, one of the largest utility companies in Europe, with operations throughout Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, Poland, and the U.K., has committed to switching its entire car fleet – more than 3,500 passenger vehicles and light commercial vehicles – to [Read More]

BMW Announces Installation Services Program, QMerit Partnership

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 15, 2017

In its latest announcement, BMW of North America says that it has partnered with QMerit to launch a new BMW Installation Services digital platform that will provide BMW i and BMW iPerformance drivers with customized charging station install options for convenient and reliable [Read More]

ABB to Charge 101 Electric Hybrid Buses Using OppCharge Interface

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 15, 2017

ABB, an engineering company specializing in automotive energy technologies, says it has received an order for a further 12 bus charging systems from Volvo Buses to power the largest single network of electric buses and bus charging systems in Europe. [Read More]

Ballard Joins Consortium to Deploy 20 FCEV Buses in California

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 14, 2017

The Alameda Contra-Costa Transit District will receive 10 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses, and the Orange County Transportation Authority will receive the other 10.

Workhorse Group Electric Delivery Trucks Achieve Superior Fuel Efficiency

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 14, 2017

Workhorse Group Inc., an original equipment manufacturer of battery-electric vehicles, says that its electric delivery truck models are achieving more than 30 miles per gallon equivalent (MPGe) during stop-and-go parcel, bakery and uniform delivery routes. This is up to six [Read More]

Toyota Reaches 10 Million Hybrid Sales Milestone

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 14, 2017

Toyota, creator of the Prius and the Mirai fuel cell vehicle, has announced that it achieved more than 10 million cumulative units of hybrid vehicle sales globally, including plug-in hybrids, as of Jan. 31. As reported, the latest milestone was achieved [Read More]

New Flyer Wins Massive Order for 222 Xcelsior Electric Hybrid Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

The transit agency says that the contract with King County DOT in Seattle is valued at approximately $202 million.

ABB, Nova Bus Collaborate to Enhance Electric Transportation

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

ABB, an engineering company specializing in automotive energy technologies, and Nova Bus, the North American buses manufacturer and division of Volvo Buses, have announced a new business collaboration that enables the delivery of ABB’s first electric bus opportunity charger in North [Read More]

Microvast Reaches Electric Bus Milestone, Plans U.S. Operations

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

Microvast, a global leader in battery storage solutions for mobile and stationary applications, says it has delivered more than 7,500 all-electric and hybrid-electric buses in 2016 for metro transit use worldwide – a new high for the company. The company [Read More]

Nashville’s Music City Center Now Offers Blink EV Charging Services

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 13, 2017

Car Charging Group Inc., an owner, operator and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging services, has announced that Music City Center, Nashville’s 2.1 million-square-foot convention center, now provides nine Blink Level 2 EV charging stations. Located at 201 Fifth Ave. [Read More]

Multistate Campaign Launches to Promote EVs in the Midwest

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 10, 2017

The American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest has announced the launch of Midwest EVOLVE, a three-year project to promote electric vehicles (EVs) in seven Midwest states: Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and North Dakota. In partnership with eight [Read More]

Plug Power Ships ProGen Fuel Cell Engines for Electric FedEx Fleet

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

Plug Power Inc., an energy solutions provider, says it has shipped the first production ProGen fuel cell engines for use in electric delivery vehicles. Through this application, Plug Power extends its reach into the on-road electric vehicle (EV) market, increasing [Read More]

Allison Transmission, Cummins Receive CARB Certification for Hybrid System

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

Allison Transmission Holdings Inc. and Cummins Inc. have received certification from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for model-year 2017 Allison Hybrid H 40 EP/ H 50 EP propulsion systems paired with the Cummins B6.7 and L9 diesel-electric hybrid engines [Read More]

Scania Begins Trial Testing of Battery-Electric Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

Scania, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of heavy-duty vehicles and engines, says it is beginning its first field tests of coming battery-electric buses in the northern Swedish city of Ostersund. As reported, three Scania Citywide LF buses will be in [Read More]

Renault-Nissan Alliance Extends EV Sales Record

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 09, 2017

The Renault-Nissan Alliance reports that it delivered significant growth in 2016, with global sales of 9.96 million vehicles and nearly 425,000 electric vehicles (EVs) since the introduction of the Nissan LEAF in 2010, followed by the Renault ZOE. As reported, [Read More]

International Airport to Deploy Six Zero-Emission All-Electric Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 08, 2017

Complete Coach Works (CCW), a U.S. bus remanufacturing and rehabilitation company, says that it has been chosen to provide the Indianapolis International Airport (IAA) with six Zero-Emission Propulsion System (ZEPS), all-electric, 35-foot remanufactured buses. According to CCW, this will be the [Read More]

EV Charging Networks Create Open Fast Charging Alliance

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 08, 2017

Five European fast-charging networks have joined together to create the Open Fast Charging Alliance for electric vehicles (EVs). According to the joint release, the alliance members will enable roaming to create a premium network of fast chargers all over Europe. This [Read More]

H2ME Project Deploys First 100 Zero-Emission Vehicles

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 08, 2017

Hydrogen Mobility Europe (H2ME), the multi-country, multi-partner project to demonstrate that hydrogen can support Europe’s future transport demands, has deployed the first 100 fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) in Germany, France and the U.K. As reported, 60 of Symbio’s Renault Kangoo ZE-H2 [Read More]

CARB: State Seeks Applications for Cleaner, Zero-Emission School Buses

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 07, 2017

A new program funded by proceeds from California’s cap-and-trade program aims to encourage the turnover of the state’s school bus fleet to zero-emission and cleaner-burning school buses. The program, known as The Rural School Bus Pilot Project, is a partnership [Read More]

GreenPower Signs Agreement for All-Electric Tule River Bus Fleet

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 07, 2017

GreenPower Motor Co. Inc., which develops electric-powered vehicles for commercial markets, has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Tule River Economic Development Corp. (TREDC) for the acquisition of all-electric buses to replace existing legacy buses. According to GreenPower, the [Read More]

Honda, Hitachi Automotive to Establish Joint Venture for EV Motors

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 07, 2017

Honda Motor Co. Ltd. and Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd. signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) on Feb. 3 aiming to establish a joint venture company for the development, manufacture and sales of motors for electric vehicles (EVs). As reported, the two [Read More]

It’s Electric: DOE Grant to Fund EV Corridors on Interstate Highways

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 06, 2017

The federal grant, which will fund 1,500 miles of electric highway corridors, aims to double the number of EVs in the region to more than 50,000 in the next 10 years.

Odyne Uses DOE Funds to Develop Efficient Plug-In Hybrid Work Trucks

Posted by Lauren Tyler on February 06, 2017

Odyne Systems LLC has received a $2.9 million contract from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) to develop and demonstrate plug-in hybrid work trucks (Class 5 through 7) that reduce fuel consumption by more than 50% and eliminate fuel consumption [Read More]